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re: The messy brilliance of the MY FAIR LADY film (VERY LONG!)
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 01:02 pm EDT 04/01/21
In reply to: re: The messy brilliance of the MY FAIR LADY film (VERY LONG!) - JereNYC 10:25 am EDT 04/01/21

"Had the London revisions been allowed to stand, been inserted into the Broadway production, and used in all subsequent productions, including the movie, by now, 50+ years later, those would be the lyrics ingrained in the mind of the public and the originals would be curiosities revisited only on Broadway trivia nights."

Exactly. P.S. When the original London cast recording was released, there was an attempt, at least for a while, to position it as the definitive recording (it's NOT!) and to have it replace the Broadway album, to the point where I believe the Broadway album actually went out of print for awhile (I'm not sure for how long). Anyway, Columbia CERTAINLY pushed people to buy the London album, whether or not they already owned the Broadway album, and I'm sure many people DID buy the London album, so the revised lyrics included there would have become familiar to all those consumer.
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